We are family dairy breeders in northern Illinois. Our Milking Shorthorn herd was established in 1936 by my late husband’s parents. Dutch Belted were added to the herd in 1981. We have always selected for long-lived, well-uddered, trouble-free cows that milk efficiently and sustainably.
Other grass farmers began to seek us out for genetics to improve their herds.
While we are not a commercial bull stud, this semen is collected, stored, and shipped by top custom collection services. The bulls we offer are the same we use in our own dairy herd. We are experienced at the art of line breeding and have never bred “by the numbers”. Notwithstanding, we have bred several Milking Shorthorn sires who have stood at the top of the bull proofs over the years, and are sought after by breeders for both production and functional type.
Regularly we hear from dairymen all over the country and overseas who have used our bulls over the years and are very pleased with the results. These cattle are well-adapted to grass-based dairying and will also fit in confinement.
As ongoing breeders of a herd of both Milking Shorthorn and Dutch Belted females, we regularly have breeding stock available, with Milking Shorthorn females being in better supply and more moderately priced.
Due to the drought and ready demand, we sold down a lot of females this last summer, so don’t have any specific ones to list here. Do be in touch with your interests and we will reserve from the coming calf crop.
Starting in February, we will have some excellent herd sire prospects being born. Since we have a good market for grass fed beef, we do not keep many bull calves intact, so contact us soon so we can save what you will need. We usually get about $600 for a good bull calf, depending on age and pedigree.
Homozygous polled (100% dehorner) Milking Shorthorn Bulls (p13)
Bull with A2 Beta-Casein
See list on p 2
Inside read about: Prompt/free shipping
New Polled Dutch Belted Bull
What About Line Breeding?